Hannah Van Buren

Introduction

Hannah Van Buren (1783-1819) was the wife of Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States. Hannah Van Buren died 18 years before her husband Martin was elected president and never served as first lady. Instead, that social role was played by Van Buren’s daughter-in-law, Angelica Singleton, who had been introduced to Hannah’s son Abraham by former First Lady Dolley Madison.

Article Details:

Hannah Van Buren

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    Hannah Van Buren

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/topics/first-ladies/hannah-van-buren

  • Access Date

    July 22, 2014

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks